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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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Jeddah is called the City of Art for good reason. There are more displays of public art here than perhaps any other city in the world. I have published many photos of the sculptures that dot the landscape of this … Continue reading
When I snapped this photo as I was passing by in a vehicle, I didn’t realize what I had captured until I got home and uploaded it onto the computer. The sculpture in this photo is one of the more … Continue reading
Eila Hiltunen (1922-2003) is the female Finnish artist behind this gorgeous sculpture called “Sunflower Fountain,” which is comprised of a very exact non-corrosive grade of stainless steel to resist the harsh effects of the sea and the sun. The base … Continue reading
Spanish artist Julio Lafuente created this beautiful and graceful sculpture which sits in the middle of a lagoon separating traffic lanes along Jeddah’s Corniche. It is made of solid marble. Each of the 72 circular spheres is symbolic of the … Continue reading
I’m featuring two art pieces from Jeddah’s Corniche area which runs along its coastline of the Red Sea. These sculptures are made of open framework steel pieces and are the creation of Egyptian artist Mustafa Senbel. The beautiful image aboe … Continue reading
This sculpture is called The Essence is Gold. It is made of bronze and was created by the artist E. Dest. I wasn’t able to find any further information about the artist or this piece. It occupies a space along … Continue reading
This is another sculpture made by Spanish architect and artist Julio Lafuente. Made from scrap metal harvested from two old water condensers that were the first of its kind to supply fresh water to the City of Jeddah, “Banners in … Continue reading
With the desalination smokestacks in the background, this sculpture is called “The Condenser II” and pays homage to the original water condensing system which provided potable water to the City of Jeddah back in the first half of the 1900s. … Continue reading
Yet another cast alloy sculpture by German-born artist Ottmar Hollmann, “Large Ball Bearing Symbols” is an unusual shaped artwork that almost looks like something from outer space, but close-up has amazing beautiful details carved into it all over the piece. … Continue reading